Fear And Trembling



Critic Consensus: Fargo ratchets up the tension in "Fear and Trembling" by setting up a showdown between its expanded cast of characters.

Episode Info

Floyd responds to Kansas City's proposal; Hanzee takes a road trip; and Lou comes to a realization.


Kirsten Dunst
as Peggy Blomquist
Patrick Wilson
as Lou Solverson
Ted Danson
as Hank Larsson
Jean Smart
as Floyd Gerhardt
Jesse Plemons
as Ed Blomquist
Zahn McClarnon
as Hanzee Dent
Angus Sampson
as Bear Gerhardt
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
Bokeem Woodbine
as Mike Milligan
Nick Offerman
as Karl Weathers
Cristin Milioti
as Betsy Solverson
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for Fear And Trembling

"Fear and Trembling," this week's episode, is as gripping an installment as any so far is a testament to how well the stuff that's working is actually working, because not all of it is.

Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…

We almost expect [Otto] to get up out of his chair and whack every last one of them, physical impossibilites be damned. And he just might, but until then, he remains a quiet force to be reckoned with.

Nov 4, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Despite this being one of the darker episodes, it was also one of my favorites. It progresses the story along nicely while forcing me to develop sympathy for every character, even stinkin' Dodd.

Nov 4, 2015 | Full Review…

If there's one thing you can say about Fargo, it's that the show never lets the plot drag! Fargo Season 2 Episode 4 made serious moves in terms of forwarding the plot and deepening existing characters.

Nov 4, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Fargo brought together some of its key storylines, but prioritized the ways they affect its characters over ways they the affect its plot for fantastic results.

Nov 4, 2015 | Rating: 9.8/10 | Full Review…

The fourth episode felt like the calm before a very, very violent storm.

Nov 4, 2015 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…

With every episode, we begin to see more emotional overlap in stories that are connected but haven't collided at full speed yet. But this is Fargo. The crash is coming.

Nov 4, 2015 | Full Review…

There's an effort to give every character his or her dignity that helps to invest all their behavior with greater resonance.

Nov 4, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The episode hums with the tension of a powder keg about to go off, so much so that it's difficult to imagine a sweeter agony than this moment before the Gerhardts and Kansas City go to war and the other characters start becoming collateral damage.

Nov 4, 2015 | Full Review…

It's appropriate... that so much of the fourth episode of Fargo's second season is suffused with resignation and to the inevitability of the future.

Nov 4, 2015 | Full Review…